Minimalism as Less Elements
|Photo By © Prakash Ghai|
Today, Lets get back to the basics.
The Minimalist Photograph above, is an ideal example of Minimalist Photography.
Just Two Elements:
a) The Brass Water Tap &
b) The Pink Textured Indian Wall
Also note the use of extreme Negative Space or Empty Space.
Use of these basic elements contribute to the most simple and basic form of Minimalist Photography also know as Minimalism as Less Elements. In Total there are 8 Types of Minimalism in Photography including the above form/type.
Mind you, composing such simple photos and making them look good, is not as easy as it may appear.
You need to have a combination of:
a) the right subject
b) the right angle and
c) the right colors
...to make such Photos Pop, despite being so simple in nature.
The How and Why or the Behind the Scenes Confusion:
I almost walked past the subject thinking, 'ah just another pink wall and a tap'. Then I told myself "wait, its a Pink Wall, and the pink looks pretty pink and beautiful."
Once I had decided that this pink would do the trick, the next challenge was the composition.
One option was to go down on my knees and either click the photo from the front or from the side. But again I told myself, "wait Not Again, that would be too boring, you have done that before"
So I again got up and started to walk away. A thought crossed my mind while I almost again walked past my subject and I told myself
- "its OK, don't take things so seriously, just take a shot and move on. Go home and have a look at it in the computer. If you don't like it, press delete."
So, in a very lazy manner I turned my head back and since I was not convinced much, I did not even bother to bend down and I pressed Camera Shutter button standing almost adjacent to the pink wall.
This laziness gave me this unique angle :) and once I reviewed this shot on the Camera screen, I instantly knew I had my shot.
So, who says being lazy is bad. Sometimes its good !
The shot is more like A Batsman's Late-cut in Cricket. i.e When he cuts the ball at the very last minute, turning his bat confusing even the wicket-keeper.
Well, I could have also titled this as A Photographers Late-cut ;) but since this is a blog which would be floating in the Ocean of World Wide Web, its better to have Photo related, SEO friendly titles, so that the photograph gets fetched by Google's bots for the right keywords a user punches in.
Such Photos are the opposite of Look-Up Photography, that I had spoken about in my previous post. Rather this category is called the Look-Down or Looking Down Photography.
If you have a thing for PINK. Below are some more Minimalist Images PINK IN COLOR